HackensackUMC is first hospital in New Jersey to offer Mazor Robotics spine surgery

February 4, 2016

Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to offer Mazor Robotics Renaissance Spine Surgery, the state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive guidance system for spine surgery that can mean faster recovery and less pain for patients.

Mazor Robotics technology has been clinically validated to ensure 1.5mm accuracy for increased patient safety as compared to freehand spine surgery. Before entering the operating room, surgeons use Renaissance to pre-plan the optimal surgery in a CT-based 3-D simulation of the patient’s spine. During surgery, Renaissance guides the surgeon’s hand and tools to the precise pre-planned location.

In a recent multicenter study published in Spine journal, investigators stated that Mazor Robotics technology “offers enhanced performance in spinal surgery when compared to freehand surgeries, by increasing placement accuracy and reducing neurologic risks.” It also may reduce the use of fluoroscopy in minimally-invasive procedures.

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PHOTO: Marietta “Mare” Majtenyi was one of the first patients at HackensackUMC to have a spinal fusion performed by Patrick A. Roth, M.D., chairman of Neurosurgery at HackensackUMC, using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Spine Surgery System. Mare had a CT scan before her surgery, which helped the Mazor robot determine where to drill the holes for the screws that were placed in her spine, which aid in the biological fusion process. Photo by HackensackUMC.